0 Have your say With just months until Britain leaves the EU, political differences on the terms of Brexit are still rife and Scotland remains at odds with Westminster over the terms of any deal. The UK faces crashing out without a deal if the bloc rejects its plans. In fact, hardcore Brexiteers in Conservative ranks are increasingly saying a “no deal” Brexit would be better than a soft Brexit. So possible is the outcome that both the UK and the EU have issued guidance on their preparations for a no deal scenario.READ MORE: Scotland’s Brexit battle with UK backed by Northern Ireland and WalesREAD MORE: Joyce McMillan: New political alliances vital to stop Brexit disasterWhat is a ‘no deal’ Brexit? A “no deal” Brexit does what it says on the tin. It means the UK and the EU would be unable to reach a withdrawal agreement. If no agreement can be made, it means there would be no 21-month transition period, which Theresa May … [Read more...] about Brexit: What happens if Britain leaves the EU with no deal?
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BRITAIN and the European Union are now counting down to B-Day as both sides try to strike a deal before the United Kingdom leaves the on March 29, 2019. Discussions will now move to the future relationship between the UK and EU after months of negotiations. Here's how it works and when Britain will leave the EU. What is Brexit? Brexit is the merging of the words "Britain" and "exit" following the vote to leave the EU. The term has been widely used ever since the idea of a referendum was put forward. More than 30million people voted in the June 2016 referendum with a turnout of 71.8 per cent. Leave won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. People now talk about “soft” and “hard” Brexit in reference to how close the UK will be to the EU post separation. The road to triggering Article 50 - which saw Britain officially start the process of leaving the EU - had been paved with complications for the PM, including a Supreme Court case ruling MPs needed to vote on Brexit … [Read more...] about What is Brexit, when will Britain leave the European Union and what happens after March 29 2019?
News / UK and world by Press Association June 12, 2018, 9:36 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May is facing one of the toughest weeks of her premiership as the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the House of Commons. Here are some of the questions being asked about this week’s votes: – What is the purpose of this Bill? The EU (Withdrawal) Bill revokes the 1972 Act which took the UK into the European Economic Area, but also transposes all relevant EU law into British statute so there are no holes in the law book at the point of Brexit. – What happened to the Bill in the House of Lords? Peers defeated the Government on 15 issues, introducing amendments on issues ranging from future UK membership of the customs union and European Economic Area (EEA) to ministers’ use of “Henry VIII” powers to force through changes without parliamentary scrutiny and the questions of whether MPs should get … [Read more...] about Key questions in big week for Brexit in the House of Commons
MEDDLING peers inflicted another THREE defeats on Theresa May last night as they kept up their fight against Brexit. Pro-EU Lords thrashed the Government on wrecking amendments on the PM's flagship EU Withdrawal Bill. In fiery exchanges one even sneered that the Bill was like legislation used by Adolf Hitler in 1930 Germany. And a Tory expenses scandal peer dubbed 'Lord Moat' sparked fury after leading an ambush to seize control of Brexit talks. It is the ninth time that the Prime Minister has seen her Bill defeated in the upper chamber in recent weeks. And if MPs back the main change when the Bill comes back to the Commons, it could trigger a constitutional crisis. What is the EU Withdrawal Bill? The government has announced it will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which brought Britain into the EU in the first place. The act meant European law took precedence over laws passed in Parliament. Britain will now have the Great Repeal Bill, now known as the European … [Read more...] about What did last night’s Lords vote mean for Brexit and what happens next?
DIANE Abbott today repeatedly refused to say what she wants to happen to illegal immigrants in another car-crash interview. The bungling Labour MP told Piers Morgan she doesn’t want an amnesty - but also suggested she wouldn’t kick out every illegal migrant from Britain. Pressed on the issue, Ms Abbott refused six times to lay out exactly what her solution would be if she got into power. The disastrous interview came on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today in the wake of Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary. Ms Abbott, the shadow home secretary, claimed Ms Rudd and Theresa May had caused the Windrush crisis thanks to their strict policies on migration. But she dismissed calls for an amnesty to allow 1million illegal migrants to stay in Britain permanently. Asked if that means she wants to boot out all of them, Ms Abbott said only: “What I’m saying to you is that the immigration department is not fit for purpose, that is why many of these issues … [Read more...] about Diane Abbott repeatedly refuses to say what should happen to illegal migrants in car-crash interview with Piers Morgan